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					Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP) - Second Annual Scientific Meeting
                     Wednesday September 03th 2008, Leuven
Location:     Huis van Bethlehem, Wolfspoort Auditorium, Schapenstraat 34

Program

   10u00: G. Joos:
            ‘Introduction: General Overview of the IAP project’

   10u15: U. Frey:
            ‘Chronic asthma seen as a complex dynamic system'

   11u00-12u00:      Coffee + poster presentations

   12u00: V. De Vooght:
             ‘How long do the systemic and ventilatory responses to toluene diisocyanate
             persist in dermally sensitized mice?’

   12u25: W. Huvenne:
           ‘Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) facilitates allergic airway sensitization’

   12u50-13u50:      Sandwich lunch

   13u50: A. Linden:
            ‘IL17 and neutrophilic inflammation in the lungs’

   14u35: C. Bachert:
            ‘Staphylococcus aureus and IgE: Modifying airway disease’

   15u00: C. Van Hove:
            ‘Comparison of acute inflammatory and chronic structural asthma-like
            responses between C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice’

   15u25-16u25:      Coffee + poster presentations

   16u25: R. Louis:
          'Cytokines and mediators involved in severe/refractory asthma’

   16u50: H. Hammad:
          'Epithelial cells and dendritic cells at the interface of innate and adaptive
          immunity in asthma’

   17u15: A. Faes award and closing remarks followed by a reception and diner in
          the Kansel
Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP) - Second Annual Scientific
Meeting
                         Wednesday September 03th 2008, Leuven
Location:        Huis van Bethlehem, Wolfspoort Auditorium, Schapenstraat 34


Poster Presentations:

          For the authors of posters 1 to 7: please be present at your poster during the
          morning poster session (11u05-12u05)

          For the authors of posters 7 to 14: please be present at your poster during the
          afternoon poster session (15u25-16u25)



Morning Poster session: 11u00-12u00

1. Is toluene diamine (TDA) a sensitizer and is there cross-reactivity between toluene
diamine (TDA) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI)?
J.A.J. Vanoirbeek, V. De Vooght, P.H.M. Hoet and B. Nemery.
Research Unit Lung Toxicology (Pneumology), K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

2. Adoptive transfer experiments in a mouse model of chemical-induced asthma.
V. De Vooght, P.H.M. Hoet, B. Nemery and J.A.J. Vanoirbeek
Research Unit Lung Toxicology (Pneumology), K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

3. Peptidome and proteome analyses of lymph nodes in a mouse model of chemical-
induced asthma.
S. Haenen1, 2, J.A.J. Vanoirbeek1, P.H.M. Hoet1, L. Schoofs2 and E. Clynen2
1
    Research Unit Lung Toxicology (Pneumology), K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
2
    Research Group Functional Genomics and Proteomics, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

4. Endothelin-1 secretion is enhanced by PM2.5 but not by PM10 in an endothelial
cell-pneumocyte-macrophage-mast cell co-culture system.
E. Alfaro-Moreno1, 2, Rozenn Quarck3, Marijke Wynants3, Marion Delcroix3, Benoit
Nemery1, Peter Hoet1.
1
  Research Unit Lung Toxicology (Pneumology), K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
2
  Investigación Básica, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, México
3
  Laboratory of Pneumology, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

5. Exhaled breath LTB4 in COPD: its role in airway neutrophil recruitment.
C. Crahay1, 2
1
 Laboratory of Tumours and Developmental Biology, Center of Integrative Genoproteomics (CBIG),
University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
2
  Department of Pneumology, Center of Integrative Genoproteomics (CBIG), University of Liège,
Liège, Belgium

6. Production of cytokines from blood cell culture in refractory asthmatics after
stimulation with LPS vs. PHA.
M. Manise
Department of Pneumology, Center of Integrative Genoproteomics (CBIG), University of Liège,
Liège, Belgium

7. Biomarker discovery in asthma-related inflammation and remodeling
F. Quesada-Calvo1, 2
1
  Laboratory of Tumours and Developmental Biology, Center of Integrative Genoproteomics (CBIG),
University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
2
  Department of Pneumology, Center of Integrative Genoproteomics (CBIG), University of Liège,
Liège, Belgium


Afternoon Poster session: 15u25-16u25

8. Type III IFN-lambda mRNA expression in sputum of adult and school-aged
asthmatics.
D.M.A. Bullens1, A. Decraene2, E. Dilissen1, I. Meyts1, K. De Boeck1, L.J. Dupont2 and J.
Ceuppens1
1
    Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
2
    Laboratory of Pneumology, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

9. Decreased FOXP3 protein expression in patients with asthma.
S. Provoost
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

10. Role of lymphotoxin- in pulmonary inflammation and lymphoid neogenisis in a
murine model of COPD.
T. Demoor
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

11. The role of interleukin-6 in pulmonary and systemic inflammation induced by
chronic cigarette smoke exposure.
N. Pauwels
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

12. Enhanced hyaluronan expression in lung of cigarette smoke-exposed mice.
K. Bracke
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

13. Distribution of myeloid dendritic cells in small airways of patients with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease.
G. Van Pottelberge
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

14. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells are present in small airways of never smokers,
smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
G. Van Pottelberge
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

				
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